Saturday, February 22, 2014

Anthrax guitarist discusses upcoming autobiography

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will publish his autobiography, “I'm The Man”, on October 7th.

Ian says his memoir will be distinctly different from other rock bios.

“What makes mine different is that it doesn’t take the usual story arc that most of these rock/metal biographies and autobiographies do,” Ian tells Lithium magazine. “That arc is usually the rise to fame, the fame, the crash and burn and then some sort of redemption. I don’t have that story arc. I don’t know what you would call my story genre, but it’s more about coming from nothing and being able to do all that I have done. I think it’s about being able to show anybody that no matter where you come from, whether you’re a scrawny kid from Queen’s, you do have the opportunity to make something of yourself. I am the living proof of that. And you don’t have to take the normal road that’s portrayed in these books. You don’t have to take the Motley Crue road.”

“I’m The Man” is available for pre-order via the Amazon link below.

This past week, Ian launched a spoken-word tour of North America. The show, billed as “Speaking Words”, sees the guitarist recount tales from his 30-year music career.

See also:

Anthrax reveal plans for new album
Anthrax to film live DVD in Chile this week
VIDEO: Anthrax singer performs national anthem at Chicago Bulls game
Anthrax singer to perform national anthem at Chicago Bulls game
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